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of impact is low, they say. but at present funding levels nasa believes it will take almost 20 years to identify them all. what would help is an infrared telescope. the government won't pay for one. but a former astronaut is looking to build the first ever privately funded deep space telescope. nasa is collaborating on the project, but the space agency said it needs more money to identify and develop ways to protect the planet. >> a good segment of the population thinks it's a matter of calling bruce willis. notwithstanding we don't have a shuttle anymore. >> reporter: hollywood's version is definitely a bit dramatic. but scientists say there is reason to be concerned. the meteor in russia was like a shot across the bow. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >>> well, we have no choice but to move on. as our broadcast continues, the staggering impact of alzheimer's. one in three seniors will be stricken but there is a new device in the fight. >>> later, the price paid for one of the most iconic dresses ever worn by princess diana. >>> as we mentioned, there is news tonight on alzheimer
is keeping an eye on the sky are to us. nasa's plan for protecting us from meteors, we are live in washington. >>> and an unforgettable game to begin the n.i.t. tournament. the reigning college champs go down. my dentist said that the acid in fruit or fruit juice softens the enamel so it can potentially erode. once that enamel is gone, it's gone. my dentist recommended pronamel. pronamel protects your teeth from the effects of acid erosion. i don't have to cut out the things that i love in my diet. from the effects of acid erosion. whatever mountain you set outhere's new grape-nuts fit. from the cereal that helped the first man conquer everest. so just imagine where it could take you. grape-nuts original, and new delicious fit. what's your mountain? >>> the storm that slammed the northeast left ice crashing to the ground from the new world trade center building in manhattan. the commuter train station below had to be shut down as chunks of ice fell from the skyscraper. luckily, no one was injured, but many commuters had to find another way home. >>> all right, and that storm still menacing pa
on the red planet. the "curiosity" rover has been collecting samples for months and nasa announced now that they do have evidence that there may have once been life on mars. >> well scientists studied rock samples from a 3 billion-year-old lake bed and say it was once filled with pure water. abc's brandi hitt has more. >> good morning, rob, and diana. scientists say this is huge. it didn't take "curiosity" long to find concrete evidence that life could have been supported on mars and this little rover is not done searching. only 7 months after its celebrated landing on mars, the "curiosity" rover has now answered a key question. yes, mars could have hosted life. >> this was an ancient environment with the right elements and slightly salty liquid water. all of the prerequisites to support life. >> probably if this water was around and you had been on the planet you would have been able to drink it. >> reporter: nasa made the startling discovery thanks to chemical analysis of a powder "curiosity" recovered by drilling a hole into a rock. it struck pay dirt. finding half a dozen key eleme
in october during super storm sandy. >>> nasa and white house officials said the nation's asteroid detection program is behind schedule and billions of dollars are needed to keep americans safe from space threats like the meteor that exploded over russia last month. more than a thousand people were injured. officials said the risk of a massive meteor slamming into earth any time soon is small. just one in 20,000. here's the bad news, anderson. at least 10,000 large space objects -- one official used the term "city killers" haven't been connected yet. >> is it behind she-jool or schedule? >> she-jool. trust me. >> oh, smashing. >> tally-ho. >> i'm going to have some "aluminium" soda cans now. michele bachmann is back with claims about president obama wasting your money on chefs and dog walkers but are the accusations true? we're keeping them honest. >>> and what a convicted school shooter wore to his sentencing and what he said to victim families that has them understandably outraged. [ alarm clock ringing ] [ female announcer ] if you have rheumatoid arthritis, can you start the day the way
in hospital. >> reporter: malala will enter school in year 9. >> inspiring story. >>> the head of nasa calling for an early warning system to protect the country against meteors. but he says the government is not willing to pay for it. the nasa chief told lawmakers a meteor may have been deflected. infrared technology could have detected the meteor. currently there is not a whole lot we can do. >> if you detected even a small one like the one that detonated in russia, headed for new york city in three weeks. what would we do? >> the answer to you, if it's coming in three weeks, pray. >> experts warn the chances of a meteor catastrophe are slim. they say they are real. 10,000 small meteors within range capable of destroying heavily populated urban areas are out there. >>> now to a medical study that hits home for sleep deprived and stressed out right here at home. turns out they may make us at risk for obesity. colorado researchers discovered adults who got five hours of sleep a night gained weight almost immediately after cutting back on sleep. they ate 6% more food t
fatally shot himself as the officers moved in. >>> the head of nasa warned congress tuesday that the u.s. would be helpless against a meteor like the one that injured more than 1,000 people in russia last month. >> if you detected even a small one, like the one that detonated in russia, headed for new york city in three weeks, what would we do? >> the answer to you is if it's coming in three weeks, pray. >> nasa says a current funding levels it would take almost 20 years to be able to identify all of the meteors large enough to devastate a city. >>> and now for a look at what is trending today our quick roundup of what has you talking online. tiger woods may have a new girlfriend but elin nordegren has him weight in the yacht size. billionaire chris klein's yacht is almost ten feet long than tig tiger's. he moored his right in front of tigers at an arena. >>> this viral video shows what happens when a bear really wants a ticket to ride. he slams into a train station ticket window which fortunately had iron bars for protection. experts say it was a crop of nuts and berries that caught b
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